5/2003-present President, De Sellers, LPC, Austin, Texas

A licensed professional counselor, I counsel individuals, couples and groups using an eclectic approach that incorporates respect for each person’s spiritual path. A majority of my work is with people at difficult junctures in their lives, e.g., mid-life, career change, retirement, family crisis.

I lead workshops using principles from psychology and theology to help individuals ages 35-75 to understand and enrich their experience of the second half of life. I also provide lectures and workshops on planning and teaching collegiate academic success courses, retention of undergraduate students, and core curriculum.


5/2007-12/2008 Counselor, Weavings Wellness Group, Austin, Texas


1/2001- 4/2007 Counselor, Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care, Austin, Texas


10/1999-5/2003 Curriculum Coordinator, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas

I was responsible for the implementation and evaluation of a dramatically revised Masters in Divinity degree. I designed and supervised the dual re-accreditation self-study process for 2002-2003.


9/1973-12/1999 Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas



1995-1999 Director, International Office.


I worked with all international students and faculty and acted as their primary counselor and immigration advisor.

1983-1994 Dean, College of General Studies.


I served as assistant dean, associate dean, acting dean, and dean (6 years). This office coordinates and evaluates the entire general education core curriculum for all undergraduate majors and advises all undeclared majors. I also supervised other programs which report to the College: the campus learning assistance center, the testing and measurement center, the honors program, the university seminar which uses 100+ faculty, and other initiatives. During these years I also served on many campus committees involving admissions standards, orientation programming, academic standards, student performance, retention, curriculum revision, writing across the curriculum, accreditation, as well as the standard search and tenure/promotion committees. I gave presentations at conferences and was hired as a consultant by other colleges and universities.

1973-1986 Director, Student Learning Assistance Center.


I had the opportunity to create and then direct this program that provides tutorial assistance in many subjects to both undergraduate and graduate students as well as numerous outreach programs. Faculty also frequently requested help in improving their instructional techniques. Services were started for many special populations, including older non-traditional students, international students, disabled students, athletes.


1973-1999 Assistant Professor.


I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Education as 25% of my assignment for 26 years. The primary course was an undergraduate course in educational psychology that focuses on the teaching/learning process in higher education, but I have also taught graduate courses in reading and adult education. For ten years I taught University Seminar, a required freshman course.


Before 1973

I taught a variety of subjects in several technical and vocational schools in Austin. The student populations were extremely varied, ranging from veterans to business managers to recent high school graduates.



2007 LPC Supervisor, Texas


2005 Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas


2002 Masters in Pastoral Ministry, Seminary of the Southwest


1980 Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin

1973 M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin

1965 B. A. in English, University of North Texas